If you're in need of some retail therapy, this week is toting multiple chances to shop goods from local makers: Look out for Fog City Flea in Berkeley and West Coast Craft Market on the San Francisco waterfront.
Plus, celebrate Earth Day with hiking and wine tasting at Healdsburg's enchanting Jordan Winery; get high and crack up on 4/20 during a drive-in showing of Half Baked; and treat yourself to some R&R during Calistoga Wellness Week.
Have a good one!
Pamper yourself with a mani-pedi at High Five's new Marin Country Mart digs. Just like at the salon's OG Hayes Street location, rest assured that the staff receives fair compensation and you'll walk away with a quick and durable paint job. // Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle (Larkspur), appointments on wehighfive.com
Whip up some craft cocktails with The Alembic's Michael Cecconi. Monday's seasonal spirits Zoom class will help you create four full-sized drinks with fresh produce at home; Monday at 7pm. // Tickets ($85 includes cocktail kit) are available on eventbrite.com.
View San Francisco Center for the Book's Rising Together, an exhibit about how books, zines, and prints can spark change as a visual voice in activism; view by appointment on Tuesdays through May 4th. // 375 Rhode Island St. (Potrero Hill) on sfcb.org
Spend 4/20 LOLing to Half Baked at Fort Mason Flix. The iconic 90s stoner flick—starring Dave Chapelle and with appearances by famous stoners Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg—promises to keep you cracking up in your car; Tuesday at 6:30pm. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets ($49 per car) are available on eventbrite.com.
Take a dip in a natural volcanic hot spring during Calistoga Wellness Week. Book the Pour Some Mud on Me lodging and spa package at Solage, then explore the town by bike, catch an alfresco film, and take an outdoor Fit & Focus class; Monday through Sunday. // Various locations in Calistoga, visitcalistoga.com
Make SingleThread's refreshing and booze-free Apple Amazake drink at home. Plus, find recommendations for where to stay, eat, and play in Healdsburg, the first stop on 7x7's California Culinary Road Trip, our spring editorial feature in partnership with The Spice Hunter. // Get the recipe and more at 7x7.com.
Smoke with rapper and Cookies founder Berner during the virtual Couch Locked 420 Comedy Special. Berner will be joined live by a variety of comedians and special guests; Tuesday at 2pm. // Tickets ($25) are available on veeps.com.
Listen to Flood FM. If you were a fan of music aficionado Aaron Axelsen's Alt 105.3 and Live 105 tunes, then you'll love his new new online music station. Expect Phoebe Bridgers, the 1975, Arlo Parks, and more. // floodfm.com
Take a dip in one of San Francisco's newly reopened indoor pools. The Sunset's Sava Pool and Bayview's Martin Luther King Jr. Pool are offering hour-long swim sessions by reservation only, beginning Tuesday. // Sava Pool, 2695 19th Ave. (Parkside) and Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, 5701 3rd St. (Bayview); reservations on activecommunities.com
Take your dinner date to Izakaya Hon, the Mina Group's new Japanese restaurant in SoMa serving dishes such as cauliflower tempura, spicy beef gyoza, and karaage chicken alongside sake and cocktails plus happy hour specials. // 917 Folsom St. (SoMa); reservations on izakayahonsf.com
If you're all vaxxed up, stop by the Valencia Room for a free shot to celebrate preventing the spread of COVID. All you have to do is tag two friends on Instagram and show your server; Wednesdays in April. // 647 Valencia St. (Mission), thevalenciaroom.com
Don't miss SoundBox: Patterns, a kaleidoscopic program that builds a magical sound world piece by piece. Curated by SF Symphony music director Esa-Pekka Salonen, the medieval-inspired work features performances by SF Symphony musicians and dancers from Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and reveals the elemental beauty within cornerstones of musical minimalism; $15 for one-time program access or $120 for the entire SFSymphony+ season. // Watch now at sfsymphonyplus.org.
Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.
Catch a conversation with street artist Fnnch (yeah, the one who does the honey bears) during dinner at Curio. Along with artist Serge Gay, Jr., the two will chat about painting the during the pandemic and the future of public art; Thursday at 6pm. // The Chapel Outdoor Stage, 777 Valencia St. (Mission); reserve tables for two to six people at thechapelsf.com.
Celebrate Earth Week with Jordan Winery. Your four-mile guided tour of the property comes with panoramic views of olive orchards and sustainably farmed vineyards plus an up-close look at the winery's pollinator sanctuary plantings that help the endangered Western monarch butterfly. Finish with a wine and charcuterie picnic; 9:45am to 2pm Thursday through Sunday. // 1474 Alexander Valley Rd. (Healdsburg); tickets ($110 per person) on jordanwinery.com.
Attend SF IndieFest's Livable Planet Film festival. Commencing on Earth Day, the fest's 27 programs are centered on environmental themes; Thursday through May 2nd. // Details and tickets on eventive.org
Tune in for a special masters of jazz tribute concert hosted by SFJAZZ and the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance honors greats including Terri Lyne Carringon and Albert "Tootie" Heath; Thursday at 5pm. // Stream for free on sfjazz.org.
Help Creativity Explored support artists with disabilities by attending Art Changes Lives. This year's virtual event includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, and programming in celebration of CE artists; Friday at 5:30pm. // Tickets ($50 and up) are available on artchangeslives.org.
Shop West Coast Craft's outdoor market at Fort Mason Center. Vendors—including upcycled clothing shop Baba Yaga and home goods shop Studio Luu—will be spaced 10 feet apart for safe shopping; Saturday from 10am to 4pm. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), westcoastcraft.com
Pay Kapwa Gardens a visit. Inside the SOMA Pilipinas parking lot turned art and wellness pop-up space, you'll find a colorful painted bus, lush planters, entertainment and performances. // 967 Mission St. (SoMa), instagram.com
Submit your pics to the My Park Moment photo contest. In celebration of the Presidio Tunnel Tops opening, 400 photos showcasing outdoor memories will be displayed out and about in the Presidio this fall. Enter by May 28th. // Details on presidiotunneltops.gov
Jam out during the We Ain't Going Nowhere concert series from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Ivy Room. This Saturday's virtual show features B-side Brujas; mark your calendars for Jackie Green, Vetiver, Year of the First, and John Doe in coming weeks; Saturday at 7pm. // Details on facebook.com
Stop by 460 Gough Street for an interdisciplinary show featuring work by visual artist Stephanie Potter Corwin and a live performance of LevyDance's "Fluid Echoes"; 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, and 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm Sunday. // LevyDance, 460 Gough St. (Hayes Valley); tickets ($5-$15) on eventbrite.com.
Check out Southern Exposure's first IRL show in over a year. Once Removed explores post-colonial diasporic identity, memories, and ancestral traditions through the perspectives of artists Mik Gaspay, Miguel Arzabe, Charlene Tan, and more. Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only, through May 22nd. // 3030 20th St. (Mission), soex.org
Sing the blues with Red's Blues. The four-person band, along with pianist Sid Morris, will be taking over The Back Room's outdoor space on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. BYOB! // The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave. (Berkeley); tickets ($20) on backroommusic.com
Fog City Flea and Fourth Street Maker's Row teamed up for an outdoor event with local makers and live music in April. This weekend marks your last chance to shop vintage, jewelry, tea, and more; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. // Fourth Street Maker's Row, 1901 Fourth St. (Berkeley), fourthstreetmakersrow.com
Drink a beer in Hofkuche's biergarten, then pick up some goodies by local artists—think Pauline Maccay or @yagmursstoryyagmursstory—at Musa's art pop up, Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. // Hofkuche, 478 25th St. (Oakland), eventbrite.com
Meditation meets co-creation during the Earthscape Art Experience, held at Ocean Beach. As a group, you'll use rakes to make large-scale sand art inspired by nature, then relax as the tide washes the designs away; Sunday at 2:30pm. // Ocean Beach; tickets (sliding scale with $50-$100 suggested price) on eventbrite.com
Watch CounterPulse's Colossus. Taking place at an undisclosed outdoor performance site in SF, the show will feature performances by two non-dragged drag queens—Mica Sigourney (aka @vivvyanne_forevermore) and Silk Worm (aka author Brittany Newell), with just 15 tickets available per showing; Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. // Purchase tickets on counterpulse.org.